2018-19 E.J. Josey Scholarship Award

The 2018-19  E J Josey Scholarship Award Committee of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association sought essay submissions that addressed the following topic: What is the library’s role in the current political climate as it relates to issues around social justice and the community?

The E. J. Josey Scholarships are unrestricted grants of $2,000 awarded annually to African American students enrolled in or accepted by ALA-accredited programs.

Persons wishing to apply had to meet the following criteria:

  • Be an African American Citizen of the United States or Canada.
  • Be enrolled or accepted by ALA-accredited graduate program leading to a degree in library and information science at the time of application.

The winning essays were announced at the mid winter meeting of BCALA in Seattle, WA during the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in January, 2019.  The essays will be featured in an upcoming issue of BCALA News, the official newsletter of the Black Caucus.

This year’s winners are:

  • Anicka Austin, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill ($2000)
  • Jabez Patterson, Dominican University ($2000)

For more information, please contact Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin

Past Winners

Name
Institution
Year
Amount

Jane’a Johnson
San Jose State University
2017
$ 2,000

Ayoola Maia White
Simmons College
2017
$ 2,000

Christopher Robinson
University of North Carolina-Greensboro
2016
$ 2,000

Kai Forsley
San Jose State University
2016
$ 2,000

Neketta Borden
Texas Women’s University
2015
$ 2,000

Kim McNeil-Capers
Queens College
2015
$ 2,000

Alice Etim
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2010
$ 2,000

Ashanti White
University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
2010
$ 2,000

Ms. Sandra Eddie
Queens College, CUNY
2009
$ 2,000

Ms. Teneka D. Taylor
U. of North Texas
2009
$ 2,000

Mr. Orisanmi Burton
Long Island U.
2008
$ 2,000

Mr. Byron McGhee
Valdosta State U.
2008
$ 2,000

Ms. Jennifer Blakely
Wayne State U.
2007
$ 2,000

Ms. Kafi Laramore-Josey
Wayne State U.
2007
$ 2,000

Ms. Angela Brooks
U. of Tennessee
2006
$ 2,000

Ms. Tamitra Rose
North Carolina Central U.
2006
$ 2,000

Ms. Cynthia Landrum
U. of Southern Mississippi
2005
$ 2,000

Ms. Yasmin Morais
U. of Toronto
2005
$ 2,000

Ms. Anita N. Jennings
Texas Women’s U.
2004
$ 2,000

Ms. Marianne Harris
U. of Arizona
2004
$ 2,000

Ms. Barbara Beebe
U. of Southern Mississippi
2003
$ 2,000

Ms. Joy C. Jackson
U. of Maryland
2003
$ 2,000

Ms. Delphia Williams
San Jose State U.
2002
$ 2,000

Mr. Steven K. Profit
U. of South Carolina
2002
$ 2,000

Ms. Tamika Maddox
U. of Pittsburgh
2001
$ 2,000

Ms. Avril Haughton
South Florida U.
2000
$ 2,000

Ms. Delores McLemore
Clark Atlanta U.
2000
$ 2,000

Ms. Dorothy W. Williams
McGill U.
2000
$ 2,000

Mr. Sterling Joseph Coleman
Jr., Louisiana State U,
1999
$ 2,000

Ms. Lucia G. Fisher
North Carolina Central U.
1999
$ 2,000

Ms. Jeralyn Jackson
Clark Atlanta U.
1999
$ 2,000

Ms. Danielle M. Green
U. of Tennessee,
1998
$ 2,000

Mr. Roland Lemonious
Clark Atlanta U.
1998
$ 2,000

Ms. Patricia M. Richard
San Jose State U.
1998
$ 2,000

Ms. E. Murell Dawson
Florida State U.
1997
$ 2,000

Mr. Steven G. Fullwood
Clark Atlanta U.
1997
$ 2,000

Mr. Steven V. Haynie
SUNY at Buffalo
1996
$ 1,500

Ms. Tamara Stewart
Long Island U.
1995
$ 1,500

Ms. Beverly Huda Abdus-Sabur
UNC Greensboro
1994
$ 1,500